fujitsu patsburg Fujitsu confirms Intels Patsburg chipset Q4 launch

What would we be without company roadmaps? Thanks to Fujitsu we now have the first confirmed customer roadmap featuring Intel’s upcoming Patsburg chipset for its LGA-2011 processors and that it’s destined for a Q4 launch this year, if anyone had any doubts about it. On the roadmap it’s listed as “Romley” which is Intel’s codename for several of its upcoming processors for the LGA-2011 and LGA-1356 platforms.

What would we be without company roadmaps? Thanks to Fujitsu we now have the first confirmed customer roadmap featuring Intel’s upcoming Patsburg chipset for its LGA-2011 processors and that it’s destined for a Q4 launch this year, if anyone had any doubts about it. On the roadmap it’s listed as “Romley” which is Intel’s codename for several of its upcoming processors for the LGA-2011 and LGA-1356 platforms.

Judging by this roadmap the LGA-2011 platform will be around nearly as long as the LGA-1366 platform and the X58 chipset as Fujitsu aren’t expecting the LGA-2011 to go EOL until the third quarter in 2013 at the earliest, although the company is intending to continue to ship boards for another year after that.

fujitsu patsburg Fujitsu confirms Intels Patsburg chipset Q4 launch

It’s worth noting that we’re talking about industrial grade motherboards here and not consumer level boars, so the availability dates might be different for consumer products. That said, we can also see that Intel is planning on killing off its LGA-1155 platform by early 2013 which would be whatever that comes after Ivy Bridge which should be Haswell according to current Intel roadmaps. This might seem far away, but in fact it’s just a little over two years from now which is once again a very short life cycle for yet another Intel platform. That said, this roadmap doesn’t include Intel’s Panther Point series of chipsets, so it’s possible that the LGA-1155 socket will live on beyond 2013.

As for Fujitsu’s Patsburg board, we know it’ll be called the D3128-B, it’ll have quad channel DDR3 1333MHz memory support over eight DIMMs for a total of up to 256GB. It’ll sport a pair of x16 PCI Express gen 3 slots, another x16 PCI Express slot with four lanes of gen 3 bandwidth, yet another x16 PCI Express slot with four lanes of gen 2 bandwidth, a x8 slot with four lanes of gen 3 bandwidth and two PCI slots. Finally it also has no less than six SATA 6Gbps ports, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, HD audio, 12 USB 2.0 ports and an internal USB 2.0 port. Apparently the LGA-2011 CPUs will be rated at a maximum TDP of 150W which is about 20W higher than current LGA-1366 CPUs.